Importance of PHP Frameworks for Web Application Development – Wednesday Wisdom


Web development communities are rapidly moving towards PHP Frameworks for web application development, because it provides so many features.

In this article I will share why you, as a PHP developer or a company, should be using PHP Framework.

You can build secure, fast, scalable, large web application using PHP Framework.

Benefits of PHP Framework

  • Open source
  • Easy to install & customise
  • The MVC pattern
  • Easy Integration
  • Supports All Major Web Servers
  • Supports All Major Databases
  • Security to prevent threats and malicious attacks
  • Large Community of developers
  • High Performance
  • Enforcing of Good Coding Standards
  • Utilities and Libraries
  • Suitable for Teamwork
  • Less Code & Rapid Development
  • Simplified and Pretty URLs
  • Trusted by thousands of websites and developers
  • Platform independent
  • SEO friendly
  • Great Job Opportunities

Here are 5 Most Popular PHP Frameworks

There is great discussion that which are the best PHP Frameworks. This depends on your requirements.  Here’s a quick rundown of five of the best and most popular choices right now:

1. Laravel

Laravel is the most popular framework for PHP web development. Laravel is known for its features like- good routing, migrations support, easy authentication, Blade templating engine and many more. Laravel framework provides well documentation and help you to create wonderful web applications.

2. CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is another powerful web application development framework, built for php programmers to develop simple and large web applications.

Its main goal is to enable you to develop projects much faster by providing a rich set of libraries for common tasks, as well as easy interface and logical structure to access these libraries. CodeIgniter Framework minimize the amount of code needed for a given task.

3. YII 2.0

Yii 2.0 is a another powerful framework for rapid development of any type of Web applications. It is a  component-based, high performance framework. It includes latest PHP OOP feature such as namespace. Yii is MVC design pattern framework and provides high security options. Yii 2.0 framework provides advance features like authentication, caching, RBAC, ActiveRecord, testing, MVC, scaffolding etc.

4. Zend 2

Zend 2 is an open source, object oriented framework for developing simple, large with high quality web applications. No other framework can match upto its flexibility, scalability and robustness. Zend framework is based on  MVC pattern. It supports large range of databases.

5. CakePHP:

CakePHP is rapidly growing PHP framework for developing simple, secure web application. CakePHP framework also follow MVC pattern. It provides too much functionality in the development of web application that can’t be provided by other PHP frameworks.


PHP frameworks are great way for PHP programmers to reduce the need of repetitive coding, rapid development process, and to ensure proper coding when creating web applications.

PHP frameworks speed up the building of small and large applications and also provide high level security in your coding. There are various PHP frameworks available and programmers select frameworks according to there needs. Some of the top PHP frameworks used by developers today include: The Laravel, Codelgniter, Yii 2 , Zend Framework 2 and CakePHP.

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